Dr. Claudia Major

Dr. Claudia Major


Research Division: International Security
Head of Research Division

claudia.major(at)swp-berlin.org

phone:+49 30 88007-430

since 2010: Advisory Board for Civilian Crisis Prevention of the Federal Foreign Office

2008-2009 Center for Security Studies, ETH Zurich

2007 European Union Institute for Security Studies, Paris

since 2006 Lecturer, Institut d'Etudes Politiques/Sciences Po Paris

2005-2007 Fellow of the European Foreign and Security Policy Studies Programme

2001-2003 Public Affairs, IPA Network Berlin

2000-2001 German Council on Foreign Relations; Berlin


SWP Publications (selection):

Claudia Major, Nicolai von Ondarza

Germany, the EU and Global Britain: So Near, Yet So Far

How to Link “Global Britain” to European Foreign and Security Policy

SWP Comment 2021/C 31, April 2021, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2021C31

Claudia Major, Nicolai von Ondarza

No “Global Britain” after Brexit

Leaving the EU Weakens UK Foreign and Security Policy, Closer Ties Remain in Germany’s Interest

SWP Comment 2018/C 24, June 2018, 8 Pages
Claudia Major, Jeffrey Rathke

NATO Needs Deterrence and Dialogue

Defining the New Balance in View of the Warsaw Summit

SWP Comment 2016/C 18, April 2016, 4 Pages
Claudia Major, Alicia von Voß

Nordic-Baltic Security, Germany and NATO

The Baltic Sea Region Is a Test Case for European Security

SWP Comment 2016/C 13, March 2016, 8 Pages
Margarete Klein, Claudia Major

Perspectives for NATO-Russia Relations

Forms of Confrontation Dominate – But Dialogue not Excluded

SWP Comment 2015/C 49, November 2015, 4 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Claudia Major, Christian Mölling

Germany and Defense

The Next Five Years

DGAP Online Commentary, 04.05.2021 (online)
Claudia Major, Christian Mölling

Germany: Analyzing a moving target

In: Collective Collapse or Resilience? European Defense Priorities in the Pandemic Era. Corentin Brustlein (ed.), Études de l’Ifri, Focus stratégique 103, February 2021, pp. 31-39
Claudia Major

Catalyst or crisis?

COVID-19 and European Security

NDC Policy Brief 17-20, 22.10.2020
Claudia Major

Germany’s Dangerous Nuclear Sleepwalking

Germany’s complicated relationship with nuclear weapons could turn into a big risk for European security

In: Strategic Europe, Carnegie Europe, 25.01.2018
Claudia Major, Christian Mölling

The Twenty-First-Century German Question in European Defense

Berlin’s framework nations concept is the centerpiece of a new interlinked European system of defense that binds Germany to its core

In: Strategic Europe, Carnegie Europe, 20.07.2017

Working Papers of the Research Division (selection):

Claudia Major, Christian Mölling, Alicia von Voß

The State of Defence Cooperation in Europe

Working Paper, FG 03-WP No 3, December 2013, 14 pages
Stefan Krümpelmann, Claudia Major

Enter the European Institute of Peace: Competing with or strengthening the European Union?

Working Paper FG03-WP No 2 May 2013 Berlin , 8 Pages
Claudia Major, Stefan Steinicke

EU Member States' Perceptions of the Security Relevance of the High North

Working Paper FG 2, 2011/No. 4, FG 3, 2011/No. 5, October 2011, 15 Pages

Special articles (selection):

Eva Gross, Daniel Hamilton, Claudia Major, Henning Riecke (eds.)

Preventing Conflict, Managing Crisis

European and American Perspectives

Publication by the Center for Transatlantic Relations, December 2011, 154 pages

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Claudia Major

The German Greens’ Evolution on Foreign Policy

Germany’s Green party has surged in public opinion polling ahead of general elections this fall, indicating it is likely to be part of the country’s next coalition government

Interview von Elliot Waldman, in: Trend Lines podcast, World Politics Review, 13.05.2021 (online)
Claudia Major, Christian Mölling

« La crise dans la coopération industrielle franco-allemande pourrait devenir une crise de l’intégration européenne »

Les différences entre Paris et Berlin menacent de faire éclater un projet-phare de la coopération d’armement, le système de combat aérien du futur. En cas d’échec, l’Europe risque d’en payer lourdement le prix, avertissent Claudia Major et Christian Mölling, tous deux chercheurs, dans une tribune au « Monde »

In: Le Monde, 17.11.2020 (online)
Claudia Major, Christian Mölling

Saving European Defense From the Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic will harm European defense strategically, politically, and financially. To mitigate these consequences, Europeans must start shaping joint and immediate answers.

in: Carnegie Europe, 30.04.2020 (online)
Claudia Major, Christian Mölling

« L’armée européenne : un projet prématuré »

Vu d’Allemagne, le projet d’une armée européenne est plutôt bien accueilli. Mais l’enthousiasme qu’il soulève est fondé sur une incompréhension entre Paris et Berlin qui augure mal de son avenir, assurent les chercheurs Claudia Major et Christian Mölling dans une tribune au « Monde ».

In: Le Monde, 26.11.2018 (online)
Claudia Major, Amélie Lohmann

The Silent Revolution in European Defense

With its new European Defense Fund, the EU is reaching an unprecedented milestone: funding the defense industry. This could be the much needed boost to allow European Defense to stand on its own feet, argue Amélie Lohmann and Claudia Major.

Point of View, 24.07.2017

Media quotes (selection):

Daniel Desesquelle

Joe Biden et l’Europe

Carrefour de l'Europe, Podcast avec Nicole Gnesotto, Claudia Major et Tara Varma, 22.01.2021 (online)

News

Claudia Major, Christian Mölling: Germany and Defense. The Next Five Years

Claudia Major, Christian Mölling: Less Talk, More Action. Europe has to move beyond toxic debates about “autonomy” or “sovereignty” toward tangible policies

Claudia Major, Germany’s Dangerous Nuclear Sleepwalking

Claudia Major, Pauli Järvenpää, Sven Sakkov: European Strategic Autonomy: Operationalising a Buzzword


SWP Comments

Claudia Major, Nicolai von Ondarza
Germany, the EU and Global Britain: So Near, Yet So Far

How to Link “Global Britain” to European Foreign and Security Policy


Michael Paul
A New Arctic Strategy for the EU

Maritime Security and Geopolitical Signalling


SWP Research Papers

Anja Dahlmann, Marcel Dickow
Preventive Regulation of Autonomous Weapon Systems

Need for Action by Germany at Various Levels


Hanns Günther Hilpert, Oliver Meier (eds.)
Facets of the North Korea Conflict

Actors, Problems and Europe’s Interests